Home decor is a lot like car buying. Some home decor is like an expensive sports car that is beautiful and will last decades. Some home decor is like a budget-realistic reliable daily driver that will take you 200,000 miles.
Sometimes you’re ready to drop serious cash on home decor pieces you know will make a big difference in the feel of your space, and sometimes, you’re just happy to have found a respectable option that fits within the shrinking “home decor” envelope in your budget. Regardless of your financial planning, we’ve collected some of the best high/low home decor picks from around the interwebs, and we think you’ll find something here that fits nicely within your spending goals.
Tufted Leather Armchair
We love the look of a tufted leather armchair. It’s a classic staple of any living room, and the tufts offer visual interest without looking fussy.
Gorgeous Rugs That Can Also Take A Beating
A rug with a great pattern that can also withstand day-to-day wear and tear can be hard to find, but we think these options are worth a shot!
Swanky Drinking Glasses
Did you know that the shape of your drinking glass truly affects the taste of your favorite alcoholic beverage? We assert that looks matter to your enjoyment, too, so go ahead and up your glass game with these picks.
Cool Minimalist Lines Solve Your Blank Wall Problem
Ever feel like you stare at your blank wall and…it stares back? Stop the awkwardness: Hang some framed art on that bleak, gaping wall. (P.S. Don’t miss The Ultimate Collection Of 42 Free Wall Art Prints, for extra ideas!)
Statement Dining Table
We love the look of a butcher block top table with modern hairpin legs, to take the feel from “quaint farmhouse” to “masculine penthouse.”
Tufted Leather Couch
Remember what we said about tufts and leather? Bring them to your couch, too, with these great finds.
Waffle Weave Shower Curtain
Your shower curtain needs an upgrade. Get a separate liner for the inner part, and a more sophisticated-looking curtain for the outside, to help prevent (or better hide) those mildew stains from your current combo “liner + decorative exterior” curtain.
Mid-Century Modern Floor Lamp
There’s so much to love about the mid-century modern look, but surely its timelessness is one of its best traits. You can invest in a high-quality mid-century modern piece, and it will look stylish in your home for years.
A Warm-Toned Wood Media Stand
Resist the urge to plunk a solid black IKEA media stand in the center of your living room. Black furniture, especially large, standalone pieces, can make your room look like it has a giant black hole in the middle. Opt instead for wooden media stands with warm tones, like these we’ve found.
Oh-So-Soft and Oh-So-Much-Nicer Duvet Covers
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of incorporating texture on otherwise bland, boring duvets (see my piece on “13 Best Picks for Masculine Bedding”), especially when they’re a solid color, like white or cream.